September 29th, 2008
02:55 PM ET
6 years ago

House Republican leader says no revote on bailout Monday

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Rep. John Boehner, the Republican leader in the House of Representatives, says the chamber will not vote again Monday on a $700 billion plan to bailout the financial services sector, after it was dramatically defeated on the floor.

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  1. Chayil

    Great Idea to not have another vote until JOHN MCCAIN gets to the rescue!!!

    September 29, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  2. mfelder

    Where is the Republican's Alternative Bill. Just saying no without, an alternative bill on the table is not helpful. I guess we can go ahead and do our run on the banks.

    September 29, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  3. J from DC

    Palin is only a small part of a growing Republican problem. Now, these Republicans are putting the entire country at risk, with this bailout vote disaster. They can’t even seem to realize the impact of not acting. This democratic congresses were trying to do the correct thing on the bailout, but these Republicans keep grandstanding for political reasons. If it weren’t for the republicans, we could have solved this by now. We need to vote the Republicans out of the office as soon as possible. Let Obama and the Democrats continue to do what they do best to make the country profitable. Old Joe Biden basically said it best when he took on both McCain and Palin, in his last speech. He did not get much press because of the bailout circus. Biden spoke to women issues, and on the economy. I think that is why so many women favor the Democratic Ticket. It is because of Joe Biden, and this Economy. Biden is not only ready for the debate; he is also ready for the Oval Office. I am fully persuaded that Obama and Biden, can turn this economy and country around. Someone tell McCain and Palin,”Thanks, but no Thanks.”

    September 29, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  4. Patrick, Fairfield, CA

    And McCain has already blamed Obama. Can someone tell me in this room, how is this Obama's fault?

    September 29, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  5. Mary - Independent

    These people in the House and Congress NEED TO GROW UP!

    September 29, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  6. david

    coward! go back to your home dumb republican. Your days are numbered!

    Just imagine if social security was privatized just like republicans want. half the country would commit suicide!

    September 29, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  7. Molly KC

    I hope this sends a message to all the voters that its time to clean out Washington. Democrat or Republican they are all worthless and incompetent.

    September 29, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  8. Jeff

    I'm sure glad McCain committed to ensuring the success of this bailout plan at the expense of the debate. Too bad he didn't stick to his word.

    September 29, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  9. JusLaugh

    I wonder how the republicans are going to blame this boondoggle on the democrats. Honestly, how bad do the republcians have to screw this country up before we say enough?

    September 29, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  10. Ohio Women 4 Obama

    Okay, so are they waiting for John McCain to re-suspend his campaign so that we can come back to Washington. This way he can bring Sarah Palin and she can try to cancel out of her debate with Biden.

    Seriously people, do you think that Republicans have served our country well in the last 8 years? WE NEED CHANGE NOW!! Stop the politicing.

    Obama / Biden '08

    September 29, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  11. Jeanie Washington

    What a mess. It makes you really think. i am so confused. what does the country think..............

    September 29, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  12. Lifelong Republican for Obama, Columbia, TN

    I fear that the failure of the bailout will indeed lead to a terrible recession if not another Great Depression. I didn't like the $700 billion bailout, but I do think it was needed to halt the decline of our economy.

    I am really afraid right now.

    September 29, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  13. LB-NJ REPUBLICANS FOR MCCAIN

    We are surrounded by with bypartisan/finger pointing/imbeciles who can't even decide on the most important economic bill since the depression. Get rid of the Democratic Congress!!!!

    September 29, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  14. McHoover Would Destroy What's Left of America

    McCain and the Republicans are digging themselves AND US a very deep hole.

    McCain claimed he had his people on board HOWEVER

    Democrates brought 141 YES to the table out of 235

    Republicans brought only 65 YES to the table out of 198

    It is clear who is to blame for the latest hit to everyone's personal finances, McCain/Bush/House Republicans

    Republicans better not even try to spin this one. They have lost ALL credibility.

    September 29, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  15. Bob R

    CNN 90 % of the populaiton DID NOT WANT THIS BAIL OUT ! So why are you giving the spin that thi s decision is a bad thing ! Shouldn't you grow up and realize that the Americans Grow may want to take the chance of letting the chips fall where they may ,

    September 29, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  16. tulsa

    Boehner said that it was Pelosi's fault because she didn't give the republicans any credit for "saving" the legislation.
    Gee, so I guess that means that their feelings were hurt and to spite her, they decided to screw the American people.

    GREAT!

    September 29, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  17. don

    Good – all those Obama insiders need to find another way to save their butts.

    CNN – you really need to enter the no-spin zone (not that O'rieily is always right). You twist everything in favor of the libs/Obama.

    September 29, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  18. rjay4

    What is really going on with Congress! This is unbelievable!

    September 29, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  19. WHY? in Los Angeles

    I wonder it it is political...

    Obama in '08!

    September 29, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  20. Joseph Regis

    The bill should be shelf until a new president is elected. The administration who put us in this mess can not be trusted to resolve the crisis. No more Republicans.

    Obama/Biden will fix the economy and bring prosperity back to all Americans.

    Obama/Biden 08/12.

    September 29, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  21. Linda

    So what now, Repubs? Pretty much everyone agrees that something needs to be done. Are you balking because your CEOs will lose their payoffs? My 401K is in the tank now, thanks to your willingness to block progress on a solution.

    September 29, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  22. McCain is a Filthy Liar

    The Republicans are scurrying from the Bush administration like rats from a sinking ship. Just wait till the Asian markets nosedive overnight. HOLD ON!

    September 29, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  23. Darryl

    This is all a result of deregulation and Senator John McCain...

    September 29, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  24. J.P.

    Thank you republicans.....and some (very few) democrats. Please don't rush a vote on a bill that will spend my money. Lets get it right.

    September 29, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  25. peter

    Pelosi had to go open her mouth and make this political; now the country knows her true colors!! Dems first; country second!!

    September 29, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
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